Washington, D.C., artist Lloyd Embry painted four portraits for the House of Representatives, and this was his personal favorite. He said Government Operations Chairman Chet Holifield was “particularly pleasant to work with—just a delightful person and I am very pleased with this painting.” The subject was not only affable but also well turned-out. The pinstripe suit, brass-buttoned vest and embroidered handkerchief, are exactly what one would expect from the longtime haberdasher.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Chester Earl Holifield,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-011-003/ (June 24, 2021)
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